Need Wisdom, Just Ask!

11 02 2012

How many of us lack wisdom? The simple answer is we all do. Today we are doing to look at why asking God is not only the right thing, but it comes without him finding fault.

 

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,

who gives generously to all without finding fault,

and it will be given to him.” James 1:5

Here in James we are told if we lack wisdom we should ask God. Most Christians stop there and decide to go off on their own because they are afraid God won’t answer.

 

Many America learned as they grew up, that asking the wrong question was a bad, whether it was at home or while going to school, so now as adults they believe God will respond the same way i.e. He won’t answer and might even find their question offensive.

 

Here in James we are told, we should ask, and our God who gives generously, will help us without finding fault!

 

That simple statement in James, “without finding fault”, is a life changing statement. The reason our heavenly Father does not find fault is: we are his children who he loves unconditionally.  Our heavenly Father is a good father who desires to nurture and support us without finding fault.

 

So be courageous and ask!

 

Join me next time as we talk about believing God will answer.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Igniting the Kingdom the Shalom Blessing; here in Portland, Oregon on February 17 -18, 2012, for more information or to register visit our Gathering and Conference page of this blog.

 

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Inspired to Stand Firm!

31 01 2012

As we bring these thoughts about standing firm in 2012 to a close for now I want to remind you of something profound my pastor said.

 

God brings inspiration while satan bring temptation.

 

“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” James 1:13-15

 

The temptation to stop waiting and standing firm doesn’t come from God, each one is tempted when by his own desires, allowing themselves to be dragged away. You and I have to remember that to stand firm we must also stand against our own desires as well as the desires of the enemy.

 

Early in this first chapter of James he tells us that perseverance must finish it work of bringing us into maturity! Your struggle to stand firm is never in vain, for maturity takes time and God knows you are worth it! That same passage tells us if you lack wisdom you should ask God and he gives generously to all without fault. This verse comforts me so, read more of James chapter 1 and be inspired to stand!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Igniting the Kingdom the Shalom Blessing; here in Portland, Oregon on February 17 -18, 2012, for more information or to register visit our Gathering and Conference page of this blog.

 

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Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP a bible study method you can copy and print out for personal use.
 
 
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